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whether scotland yard dlib reliberately did not investigate because they wanted to keep good relationships with the media and news international? tough questions for the police. their reputation has been damaged in this. they're arguing saying look there were legal restrictions at the time and also they had to focus on terrorism and they were putting their resources there. there are a lot of questions and they're going to have some pretty tough ones to answer today. >> this has captured the world's attention. zain, good to see you as always. zain verjee in london. >>> talk ain't cheap, not cheap for bill clinton. in the last ten years he's earned more than $75 million just from speaking at events, paid speaking events, almost half from speeches in 13 other countries. looks to me he's getting about half a million dollars a speech. >>> if you're eating your morning cheerios you may want to put down your spoon for a second. a new strain of the clapp is emerging, sudden super gone rea, not easy to treat. pays the doctors, boyyy! [ quack ] oh yeah? what about your family? ♪ we added aflac, so
Jul 12, 2011 6:00am EDT
-ranking officers of scotland yard part of the original investigation in to news of the world were themselves victims of hacking. the allegations raising new questions about their handling of the case and they feared reprisals from the paper. the officers will appear at a hearing on that today. >>> wow. so have we heard -- have we heard any response from murdock's people? about these are overblown, they're not true? because you know what, again we've seen before where things are swept up. >> absolutely. especially in london. >> it's a storm, the london tabloids. and you sit there and go, i wonder if this is much to do about nothing down the road. but for the fact that i'm not really hearing a response from news corp. they're usually the most aggressive pitbulls. i mean, i always -- you look at their pr staff, they're remarkable. you sit there in wonderment. but they're completely silent. i'm thinking, wow, where there's smoke, there might be a lot of fire. >> they responded this morning to great britain. they responded by obviously the closure of the -- >> yeah, obviously. >> they responded.
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it used to obtain gordon brown's sons medical records. even so, scotland yard is investigating all of the accusations and is casting a wide net. pop singer george michael says he's being called in for questioning after a number of tweets he posted about rebecca brooks me said in one of them that she told him that almost all of their information comes directly from police. in a later tweet he said that police received, quote, a nice little wad of cash for the service. ann? >> this story just keeps on growing. thank you so much. >>> 7:09. here's matt. >> ann, thanks very much. now to washington and the heat that president obama and congressional leaders are under to reach a deal on slashing the budget deficit. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with the latest on this. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. good to see you, too. president obama will meet with congressional leaders again today. the two sides still very much deadlocked. and the clock is ticking. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: with the deadline looming, president obama and congressional leaders me